Helping and caring
When we are at school we have lots of opportunities in assemblies, in RE lessons and at other special times to think about really important issues. As members of a Church of England school, we believe it is good to reflect on Christian teaching, e.g. through Bible stories, and to think about how this helps us and other people live our lives.
In this very difficult and challenging time for all of us, let us take some time to think about our communities. There are so many people doing extra, special things to help others at the moment. Maybe you and your family have been helping elderly or needy people who live near you with shopping or just giving them a call to make sure they are okay.
Please have a look at this sheet, which is about Jesus's teaching about community. Read the Bible story about how he fed a huge group of people - maybe you could think of a prayer to thank God for all the people who are working on farms, as van drivers or in shops to make sure we get our food. Could you do some art based on the theme of five barley loaves and two fishes? If you do, please send it to us by the home learning e-mail email@example.com. It would be good to share!
School meals provision
All children who are currently attending school (in YR, Y1, Y6 and key workers' children) may obtain a school meal through the normal term-time procedures. Please be aware that this will be a packed lunch at the moment due to the logistical restrictions in place.
We will not be continuing to provide universal infant free school meals to pupils in Reception, Year 1, or Year 2 who are currently not attending school, in line with government requirements.
Free school meals eligibility
We are very aware that many families may well be experiencing many additional pressures whilst we find ourselves in this pandemic and some families may now find that they are eligible for free school meals as the government have extended some of their eligibility criteria. Below are links which will give you further information to help you understand whether you may be eligible to seek this extended support during the pandemic and how to go about this:
B.& N.E.S Local Authority information: https://www.bathnes.gov.uk/services/schools-colleges-and-learning/school-meals-and-catering/free-school-meals
https://keynsham.foodbank.org.uk/ We don’t think anyone in our community should have to face going hungry. That’s why we provide three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to us in crisis. We are part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK.
If you need help, please contact either the food bank or email the school on firstname.lastname@example.org